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Nov 14, 2013 6:00pm EST
their current plans. aircraft from a massive u.s. carrier ship have joined the relief effort for typhoon haiyan , bringing supplies to those who were left without food or clean water for nearly a week. the official death toll stands at 2357, but expected to rise. initial estimates had well over 10,000 may have died. the philippines health minister has warned it is unlikely all of the dead will be identified. kerryary of state john appeared before congress on wednesday to urge a delay of new sanctions on iran. lawmakers from both already's have vowed to move ahead with a measure targeting iranian oil exports despite the recent progress in talks between iran, the u.s., and five other world powers. speaking to the senate banking committee, john kerry said targeting iran undermines negotiations. >> our hope now is no new sanctions will be put in place for the civil reason that if they are, it could be viewed as bad faith by the people we are negotiating with, it could destroy the ability to be able to get agreement, and it could wind up setting us back in dialogue that has taken 30 years to be able
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Nov 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
talks that resumed in geneva today between iran and six world powers, including the u.s. is the second round of negotiations on iran's nuclear program since president hassan rouhani took office in august. the proposal would partially with u.s.-led sanctions for six months in return for iran's suspension of nuclear activity. john kerry continues a visit to israel and the occupied west bank in a bid to encourage u.s.- brokered peace talks. he faced palestinian complaints in ramallah on tuesday over israel's continued expansion of west bank settlements. in a rare move, john kerry said the u.s. views israel settlements as illegitimate, going beyond the normal white house language of not helpful. but john kerry stopped short of calling the settlements illegal. >> let me emphasize at this point the position of the united states of america on the considerts is that we now, and have always considered, the settlements to be illegitimate. i want to make it extremely clear that at no time did the agree asans in any way a matter of going back to the talks that they someh condone or
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Nov 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
>> in addition to announcing a review of u.s. ties, the pakistani government also summoned the u.s. ambassador to warn of a standoff and less drone attacks ceased. also financing the strike from the leading pakistani opposition leader imran kahn proposed a ban on nato supply trucks inside pakistan. ofn accused the u.s. sabotaging the peace talks. >> i feel sad that just as the dialogue was about to start take, those who are still part in the talks, were killed yesterday. >> the pakistani taliban has sayed asly picked kahn its new leader. the suspect in friday's armed attack at the los angeles international airport could face the death penalty for shooting dead a transportation security administration officer and wounding five other people. is charged with murdering a federal officer and committing violence at an international airport. the head of the police at lax described the attack. >> at 9:20 this morning, in individual came into terminal 3 of this airport, pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and began to open fire in the terminal. he proceeded up into the screening area wher
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Nov 1, 2013 6:00pm EDT
in jakarta is a hub for the u.s. by efforts. on thursday, john kerry issued some of his brightest remarks to .ate on nsa spying during a video appearance at a london conference, john kerry conceded some actions have "reached too far." >> the president and i and others in government have actually learned of some things that have been happening in many ways on automatic pilot because the technology is there, over a course of a long period of time. >> edward snowden is reportedly starting a new job in russia today. his lawyer told a russian news agency or snowden has been hired by major russian website. than 47 million people who receive food stamps in the u.s. will see a decrease in their aid beginning today as a temporary boost from the 2009 stimulus expires. bybed the hunger clip critics, the drop will reduce monthly food stamps for a family of four $36 each month. according to the center for budget and policy priorities, food stamps will now average less than $1.40 per person per meal next year. the decrease comes two days after lawmakers opened talks on a farm bill that will likely cut
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Nov 3, 2013 11:00am EST
laughlin.com and leave a comment yourself. issue two, cyber warriors unite. >> it's invaluable to us to know where countries are coming from, what their policies are, how that would impact us across a whole range of issues. so, it isn't just leaders themselves, it's what goes on around them and the policies that they convey to their governments. >> james is the director of national intelligence. aka, the u.s. ace spy men. he confirmed this week to a house committee, the u.s. does in fact spy on foes. and friends alike. director believes that such spying 101 should be obvious to all. >> some of this reminds me a lot of the classic movie, casablanca. there's gambling going on here. it's the same thing. >> i'm shocked to find gambling is going on in here. >> thank you very much. >> well, not everyone agrees that espionage is expected. like some of our allies that we spy on, europe reacted officially with visible irritation to report that 35 foreign leaders were being monitored by the u.s. including german chancellor,, now viewed as the most powerful woman in the world. madame merkel was furious
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Nov 5, 2013 7:30am EST
with a proposal for restarting the talks. u.s. representative glyn davies discussed the proposal with they south korean counterpart. >> in all of about four hours of discussion, very wide range. we talked about all aspects of the north korean issue. and we will come back to the table tomorrow. >> davies plans to sit down with a senior japanese official on wednesday. ihara is chief of the foreign ministry's asian affairs bureau. negotiators to the six-party talks last met nearly five years ago. north korean officials want to resume the talks without preconditions. china chairs the forum and its leaders back the north's position, but officials in the u.s., south korea and ja fan want to see concrete action first. they're calling on leaders in pyongyang to make progress on denuclearization. >>> japan's financial authorities are reinspecting the mizuho bank to see if the bank unintentionally filed a false report on local loans to criminal syndicates as the bankers claim. they say its officials didn't investigate thoroughly and that they made a mistake in saying that the top executives knew of the le
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Nov 8, 2013 7:00am EST
through. >> you used to though were dismantled. it is an historic moment. iran is willing to limit the enrichment and to invite international monitors in a way they never have before. is israel not finding it within itself to welcome those moves? >> because they are meaningless concessions. even the president himself has said if iran maintains the uranium, theyich still have nuclear capabilities. 17 countries on this planet have peaceful nuclear energy programs. you only need enrichment if you want to bomb. sot is why the iranians are steadfast and not giving up enrichment. un security council resolutions are black and white. we fail to understand why we are back tracking on the un security council resolution. surely, all of the major powers involved in these talks understand the issues. are you not satisfied to trust john kerry, the united states, germany, and let them decide what is a safe deal for the world? concernsassure you our are shared by iran's other neighbors. >> address my point. john kerry has just been to israel. he has just talked to benjamin netanyahu. he has outlin
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Nov 9, 2013 7:00pm EST
to u.s. interest and pay for the consequences, they could simply contemplate pakistan for the greater cost of delivering nukes. the saudi arabians said they could never imagine that there bomb.only be a shiite the guardian of the two holy sites and the champion of the sunni world. this is in their dna and secondly, there is lots of circumstantial evidence. >> evidence of recent contingency planning. saudi arabia has created additional launch pads for their chinese made ballistic missiles. they target israel and iran. wererly 2013, reports circulating that warheads were ready in pakistan. the former head of israeli military intelligence argued the september that the attempt from iran to go nuclear would lead to saudi arabia to activate their nuclear arsenal. pakistan andgo to they will bring what they need to bring, and then every regional superpower, like egypt and turkey and iraq will be nuclear. intelligence that saudi nuclear weapons could be in pakistan ready to go appears to have come from the israelis. and others believe the deal may work differently, that pakistan may send miss
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Nov 11, 2013 6:00pm EST
in multiple cities friday to protest the u.s. drone war. demonstrators staged a massive sit in blocking a nato supply line. the action followed a strike that killed the pakistani head of the taliban, jeopardizing peace talks. in an interview, pakistani s accused theader u.s. of undermining peace. >> if there were a chance for peace talks, we should have grabbed it. while the interior minister did his best, i am disappoint in the way the prime minister has taken this peace pross. this should have been his number one priority. the americans could have taken him out when they wanted. the timing was to sabotage the peace process. >> clashes have erupted in saudi arabia come in cracking down on foreign workers. at least two people were killed and dozens injured after police confronted workers on saturday. meanwhile, in cutter, a human expert is calling for a reform in workers rights. they say that guest workers are being housed in squalor. in the is a stain reputation of qatar, the richest country per capita. they should not allow this to be created on its territory. there are means of making this
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Nov 1, 2013 7:00am EDT
prosecution in history. the american defense secretary chuck hague criticized nine u.s. states for failing to grant full benefits for the partners of gays and lesbian american knells. he said texas and south carolina are among states who refused to issue i.d. cards to same sex partner offense national guard staff. that's despite a supreme court ruling earlier this year. now to a rape and murder which has shocked the nation. a 17-year-old girl was attacked and left for dead on a build site near cape town in south africa. she suffered horrific injuries and died later in hospital. today, one man has been sentenced to life in prison but doubts remain over whether he was acting alone. we are outside the crouse --s you in the western cape. >> he received two live sentences for raining, mutilating a woman. as he walked into the courtroom, i asked him how he was feeling he told me he is feeling good and he told me he is not guilty of killing her. the judge kept on emphasizing the brutality of this attack saying the way in which she was killed shows what kind of person mess and that the judge sente
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Nov 5, 2013 7:00am EST
. there are a number of satellites with critical information seen as useful indeed. most recently a cyclone hit the indian east coast and it up enough early warning signals to warn hundreds of thousands of poor villagers along the coast. that the space program is incredibly popular in india. showing off not just the countries technological prowess, but adding a boost to national pride. >> if you think about the space race between the united states and russia, india must feel good about getting some of the way towards the red planet where china failed. >> i think they will wait to pronounce judgment on that until they can successfully conclude yes, i thinkbut you're seeing the beginnings of a burgeoning asian space race. both china and japan have launched missions to mars that have not been successful. the americans and the russians did it in the last century. an asian space race, but it is a friendly one. everyone thinks it is all in good spirits and that the competition is a friendly competition. >> thank you so much. in naturalch resources, republic of congo rebels say that they are laying do
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Nov 6, 2013 8:00am EST
part of my signature. just like our thumbprt makes us different from anyone in the world, you said we have a .humbprint on our throat your voice is distinctive in the world, and you have to give some volume to your voice. that was the most deeply philosophical thing i have heard. anyone who hears your voice in the middle of the night knows that is tavis smiley. they would know your voice .ecause of the textures >> you discovered this when you were five years old, but how did you become proficient. did you become so versatile in so many different genres? >> it's all listening and exposure. that's why it's so important to expose your kids do many different things. i can sing some poll codes. don't get me started. lkas.me po don't get me started. i'm proud of that. i watched elvis restfully become. -- elvis presley becom become.d chuck berry i listened to doo-wop before it was called doo-wop. ♪ i did that in the airport. we took victors and started singing in an international airport. photos and started singing in an international airport. >> you were singing a cappella? >> our familie
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Nov 7, 2013 7:00am EST
arafat's widow. thank you for joining us here on gmt. to the your response findings as you understand them from this particular report? this report is very accurate actually. i saw some analysis and some doubts about this. we are speaking about the most accurate people in the world. analysis onsome television about the word moderate. there is not mean polonium. the only thing we can make 100% analysis is if it is in the dna. conclusion in the that it supports the consequence that this was poisoning with polonium 210. scientists if they were ready to say all this in court and whether it was murder, they said, of course we can testify in court that this was a murder and an assassination. just before you do that, in your view, you would say there is no doubt. we are expecting another report, which is being put together by russian scientists where there will be considerable donald. -- doubt. the swiss are sure and they are ready to discuss with all kinds of scientists. peopleve high standard who already witnesses in court for the findings. >> you are satisfied that these findings are conc
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Nov 8, 2013 8:30am EST
public health insurance scheme. >> health insurance is very important because it gives us access to medical treatments. without coverage, treatment becomes expensive. people cannot afford to pay doctors bills on their own. >> that access to health care has been enhanced by the arrival of new ambulances across rwanda, and the decentralized system gives doctors at the hospital more time for their patients. minor ailments can be treated at one of the 200 or so rural health care centers serving villages. >> each facility also has a doctor present once a week to see the most serious cases. >> antoinette's treatment will cost her the equivalent of 20 euro cents. the rest is covered by the insurance program. she also has to pay 10% of the cost of her medication. >> we want to see more hospitals built. that way, patients do not have to travel such long distances to see a doctor. there are only a few people like me who can afford to buy a bus ticket for the journey. >> the hospital in kibuye is one of more than 40 in the country. rwanda has one doctor for every 18,000 inhabitants. many pa
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Nov 10, 2013 8:30am EST
reiterated his intention to close gitmo. the u.s. census bureau said this week that the number of poor people in this country is really higher than officials had thought, 49.7 million, about 16% of the population. economists and others report that not only are the poor getting poorer and the rich richer, but the american dream is fading fast. more and more poor people say they can't see or imagine how they will ever be better off. we have a lucky severson story today on some of the voices saying the problem is economic, social, political and theological, too. >> london tatum with her 4-year-old daughter julianna at a campus daycare center. she's finishing her bachelor's degree at the university of massachusetts in amherst but she has concerns about the future. >> education is really important, but it's kind of where do you go from here. i feel like it's kind of like hopelessness. >> tom juravich is profferer in massachusetts writing about workers in the american workplace for over 25 years. his most recent book is about the struggling working class. >> we have this notion called the american
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Nov 14, 2013 8:00am EST
country in the world bar none. no one can stand up to us. tavis: what do you make of the high hopes that you and others had for this president on this and other issues? let's just stay with the spying and the drones in the torture. -- and the torture. >> i am really surprised. i really believed in obama. i believed in transparent government policies and none of that has transpired. on the contrary, he is a better manager of the empire than bush ever was. it is wrong. he is a constitutional s cholar. bush made a fatal flaw. we were attacked by terrorists. instead of hunting down those people through intelligence, informers, through the usual process is by which the entire by whichow processes the entire world uses, he waged war and he said that you're either with us or against us and he divided the world right than. he made six countries suspect. essentially, the united states government makes us, the citizens of our own country and citizens abroad, suspects. we are all suspects. it is not just for terrorists. because i'm not a terrorist and you are not a terrorist. but we are all fe
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Nov 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
. >> after saudi arabia, john kerry flew to poland where he faced immediate questions over u.s. spying. he is the most senior u.s. official to visit europe since edward snowden revealed extensive nsa spying on european leaders, diplomats, and ordinary citizens. john kerry said the spying controversy should not cloud ongoing trade talks. >> that should not be confused with whatever legitimate questions exist with respect to nsa or other activities. as i have said previously, we want to hear from our allies will stop we want to have this conversation. president obama welcomes this opportunity to work with our allies and ultimately if we get it right, which we will, we cannot only alleviate concerns, but we can actually strengthen our intelligence relationships going forward and we can all be more secure and safer as a result, as well as detecting the privacy of citizens. iranousands rallied in monday in the annual commemoration of the 1979 seizure of the u.s. embassy. the demonstration was held outside the old embassy building, now dubbed the nest of spies. protesters chanted anti-u.s. sloga
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Nov 13, 2013 6:00pm EST
exports despite the recent progress in talks between iran, u.s., and five other world powers. iran would see a limited relief and sanctions in return for suspending some nuclear activities. the negotiations are set to resume next week in geneva. john kerry is meeting with senate banking committee members today in a bid to delay a sanctions vote. on tuesday, white house press secretary jay carney said congress should give the talks a chance rather than leave u.s. -- lead the u.s. on a march to war. box this administration has imposed the most crippling sanctions in history against iran. we appreciate the leverage the sanctions have given us and we appreciate the partnership that congress has given us. in that effort. but this is a decision to support diplomacy and a possible peaceful resolution to this issue. the american people, justifiably and understandably, prefer a peaceful solution to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. in this agreement, if achieved, has the potential to do that. the american people do not want to march to war. box the israeli government has frozen one of
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Nov 7, 2013 7:30am EST
yet to comment b on the report. >>> u.s. secretary of state john kerry is encouraging israeli leaders to put restrictions on the building of new settlements in occupied territories. he's trying to create a better climate for peace talks that resumed in july. abbas said this week that despite all the meetings, nothing has changed. the construction of new homes in the west bank and east jerusalem is hampering negotiations. >> we consider, now, and have always considered the settlements to be illegitimate. >> kerry is doing what he can to shore up palestinian support for the peace process. he has promised $75 million of aid to improve roads, school, and other infrastructure. >>> the head of tokyo electric power company says the utility is preparing a new report on the crisis at the crippled fukushima plant. the announcement comes as the company tries to gain understanding to start react tors in central japan. tepco managers released their first report on the disaster in june of last year. the evaluation was based on the company's own investigations. but many questions were left unanswere
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Nov 15, 2013 8:30am EST
it to pay for their studies. we meet them in a private home. they used to use an automatic computer program. >> 1000 likes in five or three seconds -- minutes. >> they demonstrate using a facebook page for a german news program. a few keystrokes, and the number of likes rises. but this kind of fraud is easy to uncover. facebook deleted the automatically added numbers the next day. now the students use the real facebook accounts of their friends. >> i save a lot of the money i'm earning because i want to start my own company after getting my degree. >> that hope for a better life also drives masud rana. he still lives with his parents and siblings in a small apartment, eight people crammed into 50 square meters. >> i want to buy a flat first because i am in a rent now. but i have a flat, my satisfaction will increase, you know? that's the main fact. and my other plan is that i want to buy an exclusive bmw car. >> for the time being, rana still rides a motorcycle. but judging by the demand for click farms, he'll be able to upgrade soon. >> there is general consensus worldwide about the urgenc
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Nov 6, 2013 8:30am EST
scientific technology, we get all excited about it, we think it will answer problems for us. we start to implement it, and we hurt people. i want us to have the ethical wisdom right now to not rush to judgment about neuroscience. >> reporter: raine has been studying the connection between the brain and violence in children and adults for 35 years. he says his research shows that the brains of psychopaths have a deficiency in the part that governs feelings of remorse and empathy for the victims. >> what we see in psychopaths who are very fearless individuals and who create a lot of harm to society is that they have a reduction in a part of the brain called the amygdala, the part of the brain that's very much involved in moral decision-making, in empathy, in conscience, feeling remorse, feeling guilt, which is one of the reasons they do such terrible things. >> you'll be shown a series of scenarios. you should immediately respond to the question by pressing the yes or no button. >> you take normal people. and if you give them a moral dilemma like would you kill one person to save five l
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Nov 12, 2013 7:00am EST
in these most primitive conditions, everyone out wandering in the dreadful morass of what used to be their homes, picking out what they can to make a shelter for themselves. i think that people have been living under bits of cardboard to keep dry. it is interesting, however wet it is thehey are, food situation as you saw in the report it is really worrying them. food stocks were destroyed in their homes. supplies are drying up and it is extraordinary. it is a tough situation, i know, for any situation with damaged infrastructure. but there is so little sign of any preparation, five days into this disaster. >> we are going to have a look at what efforts are being made to pull things together. is there a message, at least, filtering through to the people where you are that help is on the way? indication.re is no word-of-mouth is not reliable here. people have no phones, no televisions, they do not know. they do not have any sense that anything is being done. of talk inlot manila, a tremendous amount of talked at the airport could handle quite a bit of aid, and they do not seem to be preparing spac
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Nov 8, 2013 6:00pm EST
the agency's recognition of palestine. u.s. law compels the automatic withholding of funds from you and agencies that accept palestine as a member, which unesco did in 2011. unesco protects sites with cultural significance and promotes issues ranging from press freedom to girls education. u.s. contributions, which accounted for nearly a quarter of the agency's overall budget, the forced it to slash number of programs. the heads of britain's three spy agencies faced questions before the british parliament or state about surveillance practices revealed by edward snowden, including collaboration with the u.s. national security agency. of mi6, sawyers, head claimed snowden's leaks have caused damage. havee leaks from snowden been very damaging. they have put our operations at risk. it is clear our adversaries are rubbing their hands with glee. al qaeda is laughing it up. >> brazil and germany introduced a united nations resolution to curb unfettered electronic surveillance. according to snowden's links, both countries have been targeted by u.s. spying, including surveillance of their le
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Nov 1, 2013 8:30am EDT
to use water from unreliable and unhygienic sources. like this canal built in the 1970's. it comes from the river on the border to angola. the canal is polluted and inefficient. and up to 50% of the water evaporates because it's not covered. the german experts are exploring possible water supply scenarios in the small town of eenhana. they've developed a pilot project whereby water from the newly discovered underground reservoir is mixed with treated river water. they measure the quality of the water together with namibian students, who also benefit from the training. namibia is home to woefully few water experts. but perricy mulike is learning a lot. >> we really have to take care of our water. water is a basic and every day need, and we need to consider how fit is this water for us to drink since we use it each and every day of our lives. >> their research shows that the water quality is reliably good and can help supply local households. paulina ngewetha is one of the first to sample it. she's very satisfied. >> the water is clean. we don't need to boil it anymore and we can drink it
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Nov 3, 2013 8:00am EST
. it is arbitrary. but in chile, we are used to this. >> santiago is littered with grim reminders of the past. this person is the director of another former torture center, where in the garden every rose represents a woman killed. the torturesurvived which involved beatings, electric shock, and more. >> there was a particular torture they used against women, like me, who refused to talk. it involved violent sexual abuse. i was pregnant at the time and i loved my baby. he said the country did not need another baby. the buildings of the time have been destroyed, but they have built a model of the cell where she was held blindfolded for weeks at a time with four others. 20s, was then in her also held in one of these cells and tortured for her left-wing beliefs. which brings us to another mystery in the story. the reluctance of so many in chile, including michelle herself, to talk about what chet years. the pino is it an advantage in the campaign that your main rivals father was implicated in the death. >> i have been thinking about this for some time. i think every candidate has his own history.
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Nov 8, 2013 7:30am EST
of them to a certain extekd. cabinet officials say they plan to use the internet to boost awareness, especially among the young. >>> garment workers in bangladesh often work in harsh conditions for little pay. many make clothes and accessories for shoppers in the west. one japanese designer is working to change their plight using local resources and traditional craftsmanship. >> reporter: these handbags featuring natural motives are in the color of fruit. the bags are popular both among men and women. these are the shop's signature items made from local bangladeshi jute. all the merchandise is produced in bangladesh. this woman started her business in japan in 2006. the company has grown since then and now has 16 stores domestically and abroad. >> translator: you're not only designing products but building human relationships in stores which means you're managing a business too. creating a company here means forging a relationship between an economically developing country and an advanced country. >> reporter: after graduating from college, yamaguchi worked as an intern at an intern
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Nov 13, 2013 7:30am EST
have been unable to keep up with the competition. now many are turning to technology used by the rivals in an effort to survive. nhk world's anna jong explains. >> reporter: shingi market began in the 1970s. they sell fresh food and daily necessities. south korea has 1,500 of these traditional markets. now technology is helping with tradition. since may, kim jo nin has become one of the shopkeepers to use a gadget in his 30-year-old grain store. a telecommunications company installed a device for free. it handles everything from credit cards to reward cards and the gathering and analyzing of purchase data. many shops used to be cash only. young shoppers at the market said they prefer to pay by card. customers migrated to large chain stores. some shops in the market were first to close. owners hope this technology will bring them back. young customers are already appearing at kim's store. they can use credit cards and collect points. sales have jumped more than 20%. kwong nin cho runs a rice cake store. he's started using another gadget. when he makes deliveries, he attaches a device to
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Nov 15, 2013 8:00am EST
to myself now, make fun of myself, i need to work on that or the us. i like the fact that i am my worst ready, but i don't beat myself down. i am my worst critic because i need to be able to fix and get better so i can be the best me that i can be. it doesn't bother me anymore, it used to bother me. now i am like, gosh, i've got to fix that. god has blessed me with that now, to be able to go to the next level that i need to get to if i'm going to still be around. emotion in that note, so you are good on that. as long as you don't mind it, they are not going to mind it. tavis: >> if you were right now to hear "real love, go what do you hear about your voice now that you did not hear then. >> i hear that i was a baby. that, gosh, i was real talented. i had something. whatever it is, it wasn't always the right note. a lot of it was off key and even flat, but there is something god benefit my generation , or what he gave me that people.my people are like, that is all right, mary. i always appreciate your transparency and your honesty. fans,ll the rest of your i appreciate watching you grow
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Nov 1, 2013 7:30am EDT
politician says edward snowden is willing to testify in an investigation that u.s. agents monitored the cell phone of german chancellor angela merkel. the lawmaker met the former u.s. intelligence contractor in moscow. german media say the legislator of the opposition green party hans christian strobella spent three hours with snowden. snowden reportedly said he's ready to speak before german prosecutors and members of parliament. he told german tv that snowden appeared to have a lot of information about the eavesdropping issue. observers believe his testimony will help shed light on the alleged spying but they also expect washington to oppose the move. the u.s. government demands that moscow return snoweden to face charges. he now lives in russia under asylum. >>> representatives of an international monitoring organization are reporting progress in the first phase of their efforts to rid syria of chemical weapons. officials with the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons say the government has destroyed all of its production facilities. >> the syrian government has completed w
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Nov 3, 2013 12:00pm EST
people in that area use to settle their disputes. >> this is simply indiscriminate bombing! there are so many women and children killed. >> at one stage i came upon a young boy, tariq aziz. when i was talking to tariq, one of the first things that he did was he handed me his cousin's student id card. and as i looked at it i looked back at tariq and i noticed he was crying. he started to tell me the story of his cousin who had been killed from a drone strike. he'd come to the jirga primarily to inform us a little bit more about what had happened to his cousin to people in his local village and find out how to stop the killing. we sat together all day. we ate together at lunch time. we laughed together. we became friends. tariq was extremely intelligent and funny to be around. he had a nice sense of humor. he was fascinated by photography and intrigued by western music, mentioning artists and one that sprang to mind was lady gaga. he started to talk about drone strikes in his village, how he was unable to sleep at night.só& he was scared he was worried about his family, his friends. tariq
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Nov 4, 2013 7:30am EST
, of course, tightly linked to the u.s. economically and through their joint security alliance. for russia, any new framework with japan could drive a wedge in the alliance between japan and the u.s. there have been signs of improvement in relations since prime minister abe came into power, but russian leaders are demanding japan make concessions. so the russians will try to push for compromises from japan, while promoting dialogues for that new framework. >> reporter: the two sides have gone without a peace treaty for decades. prime minister abe has warned that there's no magic wand to settle the dispute, but he hopes that by talking, they can find some common ground. >>> a south korean court ordered a japanese company to compensate citizens who were sensed to japan as labor in world war ii. this is 68 years after the end of the war. a district court upheld the plaintiff's claims against mitsubishi heavy industries. four former workers and a family member representing deceased relatives are seeking compensation for hard labor at a factory in nagoya. they were brought there in 1944. the co
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Nov 12, 2013 7:30am EST
will support us in deepening economic and cultural ties with arab nations. >> reporter: in this autonomous region, more than 1/3 of the population belong to the ethnic group. the city is dotted with mosques. on fridays, people wearing traditional prayer caps gather to pray. chinese leaders have been encouraging the muslim residents to strengthen their ties with arab states because they have so much in common. in ningxu hui, a special building for the trade goes up. they resemble buildings in arab countries, which are starting to spread in the region. so has an interest by young locals in the arab culture. >> reporter: six years ago, the muslim international language college opened in the suburb of the capital. 1,500 students attend classes there. they come from the autonomous region and all over china. most study arabic. during the recent trade fair, 60 teachers and students served as volunteer interpreters. most support promoting ties with arab countries. >> translator: for those of us studying arabic, the china arab states expo was a great opportunity. >> translator: arabic is required i
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Nov 13, 2013 7:00am EST
. the typical of sort of laceration that has been left for a few days and starting to get septic. kind us is where they bring the babies in. girl on the bed -- and she has a fever and diarrhea. the goal of symptoms of what happens when babies are drinking dirty water, in an unsanitary place. but they a drip literally don't have enough water to give her water to drink. ut it is very basic. the doctors we have been talking to say they need everything. let's cross live to tacloban where the bbc's jonathan head is here for us. jonathan, just describe the situation for us as we enter the evening. as grim as it was, the only really good sign, i suppose -- and this is the first time we have seen. airport, there are signs of a proper organized aid effort getting into gear. amounts of large world food program high-energy biscuits which is good for families who do not have food, being loaded into the military truck and being taken to the city. pinglso saw the u.n. up operation. valerie amos, the chief of humanitarian affairs, stressing that not enough has been done. we also saw an entire field hosp
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Nov 6, 2013 7:00am EST
. stay with us for that. to israel's eastern neighbor, syria. hopes for a decades have again been dashed. it has not been possible to agree on the date before the end of the year. the opposition wants bashar assad to step down. public, according to some, should decide. the underlying document is a geneva communiquÉ that talks about transitions, which most people understand as movement to a new leadership. >> we understand to take it step-by-step in geneva. response is one to in syriaby all parties and then even when you talk or whatever,ition this has to be decided by the syrians. this should be subject to discussion. be found with no foreign or regional interference. the opposition wants to know the president assad will go at some point. is that something the syrian government is willing to offer? like to ask about mutual positions. what about opposition? there are other countries with other oppositions. us to is thefor interest of syria. precondition,o for president assad to go or to stay is the decision of the people. >> some syrians must be insisting that it must be clear that at so
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Nov 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
this month. the u.s. andsaid russia failed to agree on key details, including participants and when the meeting may take place. >> we were hoping we would be in a position to announce that today, but unfortunately we are not. ifare still striving to see we can have a conference before the end of the year. the opposition is at a very difficult time. they are divided. all sorts ofng problems and working very hard. the head ofinvited the international atomic energy agency for a visit as early as next week with talks on establishing regimes for nuclear programs stalling since their last visit in may of 2012. tuesday he presented his latest report, saying that his agency cannot verify iranian programs as entirely peaceful. >> that non-divergent nuclear material being cleared by iran was safeguarded by agreement, but however we are unable to provide procurements about the absence of undeclared nuclear material. therefore, the agency cannot conclude that all nuclear material in iran is used in peaceful activities. visitad of their expected the prime minister says that he believes that iran
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Nov 12, 2013 6:00pm EST
force in the insurgency battling u.s. forces in afghanistan. was a top fundraiser for the group. no one has claimed responsibility for his killing. rights watch has accused the syrian air force of using incendiary weapons dozens of times. one alleged attack killed 37 people at a school in aleppo. a doctor who treated those who were attacked described the scene. >> as i was tending to one patient, it was difficult to work out what was cain and what was fabric, the way that it was hanging. august,aw in syria, in stands alone, in terms of the cruelty, the extent of the devastation, the severity of the injuries. also, the tragedy of the lack of infrastructure to deal with these kinds of casualties. >> another report today details the plight of asylum seekers who flee abuses in their home country to seek shelter in the united states. , theding to the report united states is the only country in the developed world that denies work authorization and government aid to asylum seekers. one rape survivor from wanda said she was unable to work for four years while her situation was pending. reports
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Nov 4, 2013 7:00am EST
ill treatment in prison. of theitical leader muslim brotherhood told us that one of the defendants had been mistreated with some sort of water torture, without explaining what it was he said that the president had been beaten by about eight others. all of the defendants repeatedly said it was the kind of refrain for the trial to avoid. at times there was loud heckling from people inside the court, including some egyptian women journalists who shouted out -- i hope you get the death penalty, execution, execution. the lawyers for the brotherhood and some of these egyptian journalists disrupted proceedings to such an extent that people were standing on shares, shouting at each other, waving. the police had to step in to try to calm things down. as i said, proceedings have now been adjourned. we understand that all of the accused have been sentenced to prison. >> we are also joined from outside the courthouse by one of our other correspondents. being said,hat was it was pretty chaotic inside the courtroom. the former president was very vocal. you could be looking at a real trial of strengt
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Nov 6, 2013 7:30am EST
>>> the u.s. secretary of defense has suggested spending cuts will lead to tradeoffs in national security. chuck hagel complained about project cuts to the defense budget at $1 trillion over the next decade. he said because of that commanders will need to rely more heavily on u.s. allies. hagel forecasted how the military will be restructured at a speech at the think tank in washington. he said americans have to accept the reality that not every unit will be at a maximum of readiness. >> this carries the risk that the president of the united states would have fewer options to fulfill our national security objectives. >> hagel said no other nation has the will, the power or the network to lead the international community. but he said sustaining that leadership will depend not only on the extent of its power but on an appreciation of its limits. he said americans need to adapt by building the capacity of their allies. >>> japanese automaker toyota is said to revise its operating profit. the new figure will bring it closer to the record high set before the global economic crisis. th
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Nov 12, 2013 9:30am EST
are all correct. watch us on the web at any time . >> 156 million americans get their health insurance from their employer's health care plan in 2013 and the budget office estimated because of the failure to keep the promise on the white house website that 78 million americans will not be able to keep their plans as promised. isn't that true? >> i don't know any idea what that statistic is. >> kathleen sebelius, the cabinet secretary of health and human services stood her ground. kathleen sebelius testified where chiros grilled about the promise -- where she was grilled about the promise president obama made americans who like their insurance can keep it. >> if you like your plan, keep your plan. >> he pressed kathleen sebelius to say whether the president's promise still listed on the white house website is still true or is it false? kathleen sebelius insisted the president's promise is true for those whose plans qualify. but he artfully dodged the point that 78 million that do not qualify under the obama care law will lose their insurance next year. the report contradicts the obama a
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Nov 12, 2013 10:00am EST
you had to used the bully pulpit, he defind the national platform a real estate has unlike any other political figure to educate the country as to why government had to be important in that lives, it is a big deal what he did. >> rose: they was the first person who used the bully pulpit of the white house. indeed was the word and used used the bully pulpit, he loved reporters, if you were a tv guy or a radio guy or a print guy and having his hour saying, you would be in there taking pictures while the barber is trying to keep touch of his moving head. >> rose: and he never feared the press. he basically felt they were necessary. >> it is better that he thought they were necessary, he was a o he respected them and he knew that as long as he could accept their criticism, they would step his criticism because he got mad at them if they wrote things that he thought they were stupid and instead of breaking the friendship it kept going. >> rose: john kennedy was a bit like that, we talk about kennedy on the 50th anniversary. >> it means you have enough confidence in yourself and enough st
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Nov 14, 2013 7:00am EST
to kill us. >> and were people killed? >> yes. >> and reports of women also being -- >> yeah, yeah, women they're going to rape. >> and how much support and how much aid have you had since haiyan? have you had anything at all? >> no. the roads are closed, the airport, the same with the -- the port as well. >> yeah. >> and melanie, how difficult has it been for your children, you're 8 aren't you? >> what? >> how old are you? >> 8. >> how difficult has it been for your children, melanie? >> very difficult. >> do they remember? >> yes, every night, we stop the storm, please, please, going to stop. this is the first time we've experienced it. >> thank you very much for joining us melanie and sandy. well, tacloban was hit particularly badly, of course, but typhoon haiyan hit elsewhere, just a few miles away from where we're standing now. andrew harding has been to have a look at that particular village there. >> this is where the storm first hit land. it's an isolated village right on the coast. as you can see, the devastation here is complete and spectacular. no houses standing, a lot of peop
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Nov 1, 2013 3:00am EDT
elephants. and so they squandered a good part of our oil riches and that's what led us to that decline. >> rose: you're in the sofa business too. >> yes. we have to compete. >> rose: with carlos slim. >> he bought the government monopoly. what they call the ppt the whole thing. they had local phone, long distance phones, mobile phones, all kinds of links. everything was monopolized by the government. and this also was put to sale by salinas. and that was good. but the bad thing was they put it for sale as a monopoly. so it became from a private -- from a public monopoly it became a private monopoly. and very well run i have to say. >> rose: by carlos salinas. >> yes. they did what they had to do. and they became a hugely successful private monopoly. >> rose: are you friendly rivals. >> well i respect him a lot and we used to be closer. >> rose: what happened? >> this business problems have separated our friendship. because the company that he runs is so big, basically they have an offer there that says as long as you call anybody on that network, it's for free. so if you call our
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